Sestertius with bust of Antoninus Pius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 157–158


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 32.5 mm. Weight: 26.17 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1998.491

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Antoninus Pius to right.
ANTONINVSAVG PIVSPPTRPXXI
Reverse: Temple with eight columns, two seated figures in center, quadriga and two standing figures on roof, figures in pediment.
TEMPLVMDIVAVGREST in field: S C in ex.: COSIIII

Provenance

By date unknown: L. P. G. Messenger Collection; by 1951: with Glendining & Co. Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London (auction of the L. P. G. Messenger Collection, November 21, lot 152); probably by late 1951: Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 16, 1998

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III